Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Although signs of spring are just beginning to show, it is not too early to start thinking about ways to help your child make the most of the move to a new school year this fall. During the next months, schools hold planning meetings for the transition to the next academic year, which often present […]
Through Connecticut Children’s Therapy Dog Program, our dedicated team of certified, fully-trained therapy dogs and volunteers visit the Medical Center on a regular basis to bring comfort and cheer to our patients, families and team members. Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing you to a few of our four-legged-friends and their handlers. Today, […]
In honor of National Siblings Day, meet two special families who are supporting their siblings with Sickle Cell Disease!
By Caitlin Silliman, MOT, OTR/L In honor of National Occupational Therapy Month, Connecticut Children’s Occupational Therapy department is sharing some information on what we can do for your child, and offering some strategies to try out at home. Difficulty transitioning between activities is a common complaint we often hear from caregivers. Children who have difficulty […]
By: Marcus Smith Over the past 15 years, Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program (Healthy Homes) has made quite an impact building stronger children, families and communities in Connecticut. To date, Healthy Homes has made more than 2,500 housing units lead safe, while also eliminating hazards in about 350 housing units, installing safety equipment in more […]
In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, we sat down with Connecticut Children’s Autism Clinical Specialist and Research Coordinator Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett, M.S. CCC-SLP, CCRP to learn more about autism spectrum disorder and how Connecticut Children’s is helping to make life easier for patients and families affected by the condition. What are some challenges children with […]